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Dec 5, 2013 5:30am PST
>> at least 20 people are killed in a car bomb and gunfight in a hospital in yemen defense ministry complex. six doctors and five patients are among the dead. another two dozen killed in central africa. armed clashes broke out in the capital between former rebels controlling the city and militias. the u.n. is voting today on sending in international troops. and the king of thailand calls on the people to do their duty without directly referring to recent violent protests. those demonstrations are on hold today out of respect for the monarch's birthday. first to yemen, where six doctors, including a venezuelan and two from the philippines are among the victims killed in a suicide bombing and gun attack. the suicide bomber reportedly set off a car packed with explosives at the defense ministry, leaving close to 20 dead in all. dozens more were hurt in the blast that smashed through walls in a hospital inside the complex. for more, i'm joined by a journalist there. what more can you tell us about this attack there today? >> yes, the gunmen were wearing military uniforms, and the comple
Dec 4, 2013 5:30am PST
instead it looks set to be dominated by china's controversial. air defense zone. over regional ireland at the heart of a dispute with japan, the last stop on biden's asia trip. let's bring in our asia correspondent who is covering his trip to china. i imagine it was a bit of a tensor welcome for joe biden today. >> a very tense welcome. making things worse, when he addressed a group of visa applicants at the u.s. embassy and encouraged them to question authority and spoke about academic and intellectual freedoms in the united states. between a tense meeting biden and chinese leaders. today, a state one chinese newspaper "the china daily" warned vice president biden from repeating -- against the repeating further remarks on the air defense issue. earlier this week china said its declaration of this zone was an attempt to unilaterally change the status quo and that it raised the risk for accidents and miscalculations in the region. >> what are the other issues on the table today, or will this error defensive zone block all the others out? the issues in the meetings with biden and the chines
Dec 10, 2013 5:30am PST
just been installed as president and the white south african defense force aircraft flew across the sky with the new south african flag coming out of the back. defense force is the absolute symbol of africana, national party apartheid power, supporting the new president. it was a question of strategy, negotiation, and determination to do it. bringing him on board. >> he was fortunate to have a like the oneartner he had. >> i think so. it had been tradition to give up rather than hold out. this would supposedly guarantee the impact -- the impunity that he had for the others, which would not have been there. reportedly he had a nasty temper , and the clerk had the common sense and intelligence to know that this was the best deal he could get. >> there were plenty like that who did not have the forlligence and foresight the direction that the clerk was taking his party. talentmentioned this that nelson mandela had for winning over the white population. the part of the story i love so much is everything that surrounded the rugby world cup in 1995, i believe, when he went out of his way
Dec 9, 2013 5:30am PST
look now at some other world news in brief. u.s. defense secretary chuck hagel is in pakistan for meetings with the country cost prime minister, the talks aimed at further repairing a strained relationship -- with the country's prime minister, the talks aimed at further repairing the strained relationship. is the drone strikes. pakistan has called the drone strikes a violation of the country's sovereignty. -- trial of senior figures from the muslim brotherhood face charges of incitement to murder over deadly clashes that erupted in cairo in july. the trials are part of a massive crackdown by authorities against the muslim brotherhood. shakeup ineen a north korea's government. the uncle of leader kim jong has been dismissed from power. pyongyang confirming the downfall of the ones second most powerful man in a state. he was sacked for mismanaging the economy, womanizing, and drug taking. they say it is one of the biggest upheavals to hit the government since the death of former leader kim jong-il. scenese -- violent from foo -- from a football match in brazil. it will likely raise
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